Although it sounds appealing to make one's own decision freely, it is actually an impractable goal as the society has exerted significant influence and restrictions on individuals and has shaped one's value of what they should do and what they should not do. In today's society, people are more free to make our own choices than we were before, but it is true that we canno indulge our interests at the cost of transgressing the basic rules of the society.
The first example is about the choice of curriculum. Nowadays, we are much less limited when choosing extracurriculum activities and collegial groups than people were before; however, there are basic disciplines which must not be neglected such as Mathematicis, English Literature, Physics and Chemistry. These disciplines are compulsory because they will greatly assist your future career and well-being, while choosing to ignore these compelling courses will undoubtedly result in a great obstable since you are not equipped with some of the most basic skills. Furthermore, you will be less likely to enroll in an outstanding university or college, which can be attributed to your choice of not taking these basic disciplines. Actually, everyone is provided with a concrete and immutable schedule for daily couses whcih will not be altered by any individual student withour a reasonable application and cogent explanation. From this example, we can see that there are courses that we hove to choose to study. In other words, we cannot make a choice totally freely on which courses to take.
Another example is about filial responsibility. Turning to Chinese society, it is a written law that every grown-up should look after his or her parents if economically permitted. One of my neighbour is a vile women, always shouting against her parents and asking her parents for money.I usually herar augument with her parents on economic issues. In fact, she does not shoulder the responsibility of a daughter to take care of her elderly parents; instead, she throws herself in the cyberspace, not willing to take on a job to "act as" a daughter. She may not be punished by law; however, every family in our community has acknowledged her notorious reputation and malicious behaviour. As she decides not to take care of her parents, she has broken the basic law of the society--conscience. Her case indicates that people who make choices regardless of the rules of society will be injurious to not only the people around them but also themselves.
In conclusion, we are more or less limited by the rules of society when making decisions. However, as far as I am concerned, these rules should bot by regarded as obstacles, but should rather be considered as contribution to the stability and harmony of the hole society.
What must we do to truly understand ourselves?
As an old saying goes, 'It is always being difficult for people to judge themselves evenhandedly.' And I agree that many people do not have general idea what he or she is like in others' eyes. Therefore, from my perspective, to communicate with other people, discuss some common topics, or even argue about something can not only help people have truly understandings of others but also themselves.
Two characters, Elizabeth and Mr Darcy in the Pride and Prejudice, a far-reaching novel, can serve as an example. Their first interaction was on a ball where Mr Darcy refuses to dance with Elizabeth, who regarded him as a person with rude and pride personality ever since. After that, another officer, Wickham's accusations enhanced Elizabeth's prejudice about Darcy. Both of them, Elizabeth and Darcy, have the idea that the other is proud while have no idea about their own personalities. Nevertheless, as time goes by, Darcy falls in love with Elizabeth and expresses his feelings to her. He is astounded by her prejudice about him. He sends Elizabeth a letter telling everything...
...Are WeFree to MakeOurOwnChoices?
Pre-destination can often bring up the
question as to whether we as humans
control ourown actions. Are wefree to
makeourownchoices, or is everything we
do pre-determined by a supernatural being
of some sort? Is it safe to say that we
are responsible for ourownchoices? Do
weown a free will that allows us to
choose ourlife path, or are our actions
pre-determined, making our exertions
useless? In a society that believes in a
God who is in control of our lives, this
is a difficult question and problem to
discuss. But through a series of
questions, arguments, and examinations I
hope to influence you that we do have a
free will and are quite able to makeourownchoices.
To begin to answer the questions stated
in my introduction, we must first cut the
fat off the widely used definition of
choice. Defining choice in this
Poverty in the United States today has many faces. There’s the pleading face of a middle-aged man on a city street holding up a sign that says “Hungry, Need Help.” There’s the anxious face of a young child in a schoolroom somewhere, whose only real meal today will be a free school lunch. There’s the sad face of a single mother who doesn’t have enough money to buy clothes for her children. And there’s the frustrated face of a young man working at a minimum-wage job who can't afford to pay his rent. The sad thing is everyone knows someone like this. What are these people to do? What lengths should they go to be happy? Many times a person’s virtue is challenged. Especially when they are forced to choose between a basic human need or a particular ethical indiscretion. So the question is “What effects do poverty and the absence of opportunity have on individuals’ senses of virtue?” For one, a person who is poor may choose to steal to obtain a basic need such as food, shelter, or safety. Second, a person religion may be challenged when poor or in an extreme circumstance that may require a choice between following their way of believing or living. And finally, parent may do things and make sacrifices to make sure that their children are safe and cared for.
Society looks upon people who commit crimes as bad seeds in a community. But, has...
...The ChoicesWe Must Make
“The Road Not Taken” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost both portray situations where a choice must be made. In both poems the narrator is in a predicament and must make a choice of which path to follow in life. Frost uses symbolism of a road to illustrate the fact that man will never know what could have been or what opportunities were lost with the choice that was made.
In “The Road not Taken” the speaker comes across a fork in the road. Each path is a metaphor for a choice in life. He feels strongly that whatever road he takes will be for good and he must choose wisely in order to come up with the best choice so he does not end up regretting it yet the poems hint at the inevitable regret that follows choice. “Frost calls attention only to the role of human choice. A second target was the notion that “whatever choicewemake, wemake at our peril.”(Montiero 11) After giving it proper thought the speaker chooses to follow the road “less traveled.”(Frost 19) “Then one notices how insistent the speaker is on admitting, at the time of his choice, that the two roads were in appearance “really about the same.”(Pritchard 9) “The Road not Taken”...
...“And in that moment, I swear we were infinite” (Chbosky 39). In that moment, Charlie felt “infinite”, he felt free from all boundaries and limitations of life. Throughout the book it becomes clearer that Charlie suffers from depression but in this moment, he is freed from the negative thoughts that haunt his mind.
Like Charlie, we often feel bound by many aspects of life; this is only natural. Our problems may not be as severe as Charlie’s, but many of us often feel the stresses and pressures of everyday bearing down on us. As humans first of all, and as part of the American society second of all, we are often venturing to accomplish what is next before enjoying what we have just achieved. This is because we are in a constant rush to finish things before time finishes us. “I swear we were infinite”. Infinite. Endless. What would you do if you had the ability to feel infinite? Moreover, what would you do if time suddenly did the impossible and became infinite?
Since the very beginning, our world has been motivated by competition and competition is influenced by time. In the prehistoric era, cavemen and other hunter-gatherers competed to find nourishment. For hundreds of years European explorers challenged one another to be the first to settle certain lands. In the mid 20th century America battled the USSR to try and send...
...A receivable represents a company’s claim on the assets of another receivable.
Account Receivable: is an amount owed by a customer, who has purchased the company’s product or service.
Receivables are recorded at the time of the sale.
Net Realizable Value: the amount of cash that a company expects to collect from its total or gross accounts receivable balance. It is calculated by subtracting from gross receivables the amount that a company does not expect to collect.
ALLOWANCE: the amount that a company does not expect to collect is usually called an allowance.
Recording BAD DEBT EXPENSE:
Recording a Write-off: regardless of the method used to account for uncollectible receivable, a company must write off a receivable when it is deemed to be uncollectible. Under the direct write off method the company writes off the receivable and records bad debt expense. However under the allowance method the company writes off the receivable and reduces the balance in the allowance account that was created when bad debt expense was recorded.
Recording the Recovery of a Write-off :Occasionally, a company will collect a receivable that it had previously written off.
**When estimating bad debt expense companies may use one of two difference approaches.** 1) percentage-of-sale approach 2) percentage-of-receivable approach. …
Percentage of sale approach: bad debt expense is a function of a company’s sale. It is calculated by multiplying sales for the period by some...
...What makes a good life
Information about China
The People's Republic of China (PRC), it is a country in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1.35 billion. China is the world's second-largest country by land area, the total area is generally stated as being approximately 9,600,000 km2. China have very long history that it is one of the world's oldest civilizations. The Chinese history is a alternating periods of political unity and disunity. As the establishment of the People's Republic in 1949, the ethnic mixed, became more and more strong.
China has one of the longest recorded history of medicine records of any existing civilization. The methods and theories of traditional Chinese medicine have developed for over two thousand years. Western medical theory and practice came to China in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, notably through the efforts of missionaries and the Rockefeller Foundation, which together founded Peking Union Medical College. Today Chinese traditional medicine continues alongside western medicine and traditional physicians who also receive some western medical training. Doctors use western medicine in most of big hospital, but in some part of treatment the traditional medicine is better. The World Health Organization (WHO) Constitution came into force on April 7, 1948, and China has been a Member since the beginning. by the rises in prices, there are lots of...
...Analysis of We Look After OurOwn
Some stories are meant for entertainment, others to educate but Kath Walker’s, We Look After OurOwn is written to draw change and develop an understanding of a darker side of life in Australia. Written in a time when change was dawing and aborignal rights was touchy subject, Kath Walker gave an insight into the life of an aboriginal through the story. She showed the battles they faced to gain minimum services and how they were treated like second class citizens. Kath Walker shows the difficulities of being aboriginal through this story. Kath Walkers story embraces some of the topics that people ran away from in the 1950s and talks about them openly and truthfully and this is what makes the story so rivoting.
Subtlity, simplistic nature, and depth are key element of the plot in We Look After OurOwn. The subtilty is personified by the way the writer indicates something but doesn’t make it blatantly obvious, an illustration of this is the heritage of Mrs Edwards, the writer gives small clues to tell us that Mrs Edward is Aborignal like “We Look after ourown,” but she doesn’t state that Mrs Edward is Aborginal, she leaves that to the reader to infer. The simplistic nature of the story refers to the smooth way the plot...
16 October 2012
We Create OurOwn Monsters
Monsters are different for everyone. Some may think monsters are purple, hairy, one-eyed freaks. Others may think they are atrocious beasts with chain-saws and bloody faces out to kill you! But monsters don’t just have to be a literal thing that we can see and feel. Many monsters are figurative, meaning that it’s not an actual real life monster but are features and characteristics made up of ourown fears. Many times the things that make a monster scary are because of the traits we give to them from ourown fears. Monsters are creatures of ourown imagination that help us deal with and reflect our fears and taboos..
The University of Michigan attempts to define monsters. The way they explain monsters is that they are creatures of ourown imagination. James Mitchell describes monsters and says that, “Cultures create and ascribe meaning to monsters, endowing them with their characteristics derived from their most deep-seeded fears and taboos”. What Mitchell is trying to say is that monsters are made up of ourown fears. We create the characteristics of the monster based on our fears and taboos. So, for example, when we are...